Natural Dye and Flower Pounding Workshop

  • June 5 - 19, 2024
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
Ticket Price $95.00 Register Now

Join local textile artist Tami Fuller for an exciting workshop to discover the joy of using natural pigments and plant stuff as art-making materials. Using native flowers, greenery, organic materials, and fabric provided by the instructor, students will learn how to express natural dye compounds found in the petals and stems of flowering plants to imprint them onto fabric. Participants will use pre-mordanted cotton and these natural materials to create an organically "dyed" tapestry piece that will stay vibrant long after winter returns.

  • Week 1: Natural dye, theory, and experiment
  • Week 2: Flower Pounding: Pigments from Petals
  • Week 3: Indigo Dyeing 

This program will be held over three consecutive weeks with a one-time registration fee for all three dates. All course materials are included in the workshop fee.

Dates: June 5, 11, 19, 2024
Time: Wednesday nights 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: CAM Classroom, outside 
Cost: $95/per person,  Member $85.50/per person*

*Please call us for the CAM member discount code for this program at 716-286-8200


Date & Time

Jun 5, 2024 6:00 PM - Jun 19, 2024 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, New York 14109 Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at the center of the Niagara University campus is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of artistic creativity. As a major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County, the CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of mainly modern and contemporary art, and hosts a unique Folk Arts Program supporting traditional artists and community-based cultural traditions in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

In keeping with Niagara University's Vincentian mission, the museum recognizes and serves the diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities of the Niagara region through the organization and presentation of exhibitions which honor and explore their artistic traditions and contemporary output. In addition to presenting diverse artistic expressions, the museum works in partnerships to explore and redefine the relationship between the museum and its constituencies.

As a university museum, the Castellani Art Museum serves the educational needs of the community,  by working with Niagara University faculty on integrative learning projects for college students and providing art education programs for area schools and cultural organizations. The museum staff works with educators to develop art-based learning programs that help to promote critical thinking.

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